Juicing is the process of extracting juice from plant tissues such as fruit or vegetables. There are many methods of juicing, from squeezing fruit by hand to widescale extraction via industrial equipment. Juicing by individuals is often completed with a household appliance called a juicer, which may be as simple as a cone upon which fruit is mashed or as sophisticated as a variable-speed, motor-driven device. It may also refer to the act of extracting and then drinking juice or those who extract the juice. Commercial juicing focuses mostly on fruit juices, judging by the ratio of fruit to vegetable juices available in grocery markets. Residential juicing is often practiced for dietary reasons or as a form of alternative medicine. Interest has soared in the last decade due to a number of books, videos, and claims and quick dissemination due to the World Wide Web. The documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross has also created a juicing movement. While juicers availability in discount stores has made them more common, it is not a staple kitchen appliance due to its expense, single-use nature, and relatively small presence in stores. Juicing tools have been used throughout
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